- Ursids 2017: What time is the Meteor Shower in YOUR Area? Time and Location Revealed
by SEBASTIAN KETTLEY, https://www.express.co.uk/
THE Ursid meteor shower may not be the flashiest of the year, but the last meteors of 2017 still promise to light up the skies. Find out when the shower will show up in your area.
The Ursid meteors are seen every year around the winter solstice on December 21 and will continue until Christmas Eve. But stargazers across the globe are most excited to see the shower’s peak between Friday December 22 and Saturday December 23.
The meteor shower is a lesser one to bring the year to a close, but it is still known to produce anywhere between five and 10 meteors an hour. This year Royal Observatory Greenwich is expecting at least five shooting stars to break out in the sky every hour. And according to Bruce McClure of EarthSky.org, unexpected outbursts of 100 meteors have happened in the past.
What time is the Ursid meteor shower in your area?
The Ursids are not very active therefore good timing could be key to catching the shower this year. Astronomer Tom Kerss said: “The peak is expected around 3pm GMT on Friday December 22.